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  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    Basil Borutski's fate now in jury's hands

    The six men and five women of the jury at accused triple murderer Basil Borutski's trial have been charged and are deliberating.

    Posted: Nov 22, 2017 1:04 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 22, 2017 1:05 PM ET
  • Anastasia Kuzyk Nathalie Warmerdam Carol Culleton Basil Borutski homicide victims

    Basil Borutski had 'intention to kill,' Crown asserts as trial draws to close

    by Kristy Nease

    Basil Borutski intended to kill each of his three victims on Sept. 22, 2015, Crown attorney Jeffery Richardson argued during his closing statement at Borutski's trial Tuesday. But a lawyer appointed to ensure Borutski gets a fair trial questioned whether he had a formulated plan.

    Posted: Nov 21, 2017 6:07 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 22, 2017 9:57 AM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    Closing statements expected today in Basil Borutski trial

    by Kristy Nease

    Closing statements are expected today as the high-profile trial of Basil Borutski, accused of murdering three of his former partners, nears its end.

    Posted: Nov 21, 2017 5:00 AM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    DNA linked to 2 victims found on accused triple murderer's clothes, trial hears

    by Kristy Nease

    Bloodstains on clothes seized from accused triple murderer Basil Borutski the day he was arrested contained DNA linked to two of the victims, court heard Tuesday as his trial resumed.

    Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:48 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski, 58

    Fate of accused triple murderer Basil Borutski could be in jury's hands Tuesday

    by Kristy Nease

    Accused triple murderer Basil Borutski's fate could be in the hands of the six women and six men of the jury early next week, the judge told the jurors after the Crown closed its case and Borutski, who is representing himself, declined to testify or call witnesses Wednesday.

    Posted: Nov 05, 2017 8:49 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 18, 2017 2:40 PM ET
  • B. Borutski letter to probation officer Caroline Royer Nov. 1 2017

    Basil Borutski trial: Read full letter to accused's probation officer

    A letter arrived on the desk of accused triple murderer Basil Borutski's probation officer just days after the killings of three women, and that letter was entered into evidence at his trial Wednesday.

    Posted: Nov 01, 2017 2:46 PM ET
  • Anastasia Kuzyk Nathalie Warmerdam Carol Culleton Basil Borutski homicide victims

    Accused triple murderer never attended domestic violence program despite 2013 order

    by Kristy Nease

    A man accused of murdering three of his former partners was ordered two years earlier to attend a 12-week partner abuse response program after threatening the family of one of the victims, but didn't attended a single session, his trial heard Wednesday.

    Posted: Nov 01, 2017 1:29 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 02, 2017 9:16 AM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    'Nobody wants to hurt you': Basil Borutski trial hears from officer who texted suspect

    by Kristy Nease

    An Ottawa police sergeant trained in negotiations counselled the suspect's brother on what to text to accused triple murderer Basil Borutski ahead of his arrest in a field west of Ottawa, the jury at Borutski's trial heard Tuesday.

    Posted: Oct 31, 2017 2:53 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017 3:49 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    Basil Borutski trial hears of suspect's tense takedown

    by Kristy Nease

    The trial of an accused triple murderer heard about the arrest of a suspect in a field west of Ottawa the day the bodies of three women were discovered, and also heard that one of the victims had been protecting herself with a domestic violence alarm, a shotgun and security cameras.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2017 3:08 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017 4:29 PM ET
  • carol culleton north gower bancroft homicide murder victim september 23 2015

    'Things will happen': Disturbing texts to victim heard at accused triple murderer's trial

    by Kristy Nease

    Text messages sent between homicide victim Carol Culleton's phone and a contact identified as "Basil" were heard in court heard Thursday, and they depict a friendship she made repeated attempts to get out of, attempts that were often met with anger and threats.

    Posted: Oct 26, 2017 7:27 PM ET
  • Nathalie Warmerdam photo COPKA website

    Homicide victim's son tells court he watched man chase his mother with a gun

    by Kristy Nease

    The son of homicide victim Nathalie Warmerdam told court what he witnessed when a man named Basil showed up at his house with a gun on Sept. 22, 2015, and chased after his mother.

    Posted: Oct 23, 2017 4:29 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    Accused triple murderer assaulted victim year before her killing, trial hears

    by Kristy Nease

    Accused triple murderer Basil Borutski was convicted of assaulting and attempting to choke victim Anastasia Kuzyk the year before she was killed, at a time when he was also on probation for offences against another of the three victims, his trial jury heard Monday.

    Posted: Oct 23, 2017 3:05 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2017 3:14 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    'I thought, we are both going to die,' victim's sister testifies at Borutski trial

    by Kristy Nease

    The sister of Anastasia Kuzyk, one of three women killed in and around Wilno, Ont., in September 2015, told the accused killer's trial what happened that morning when a man showed up with a gun.

    Posted: Oct 19, 2017 1:01 PM ET
  • carol culleton north gower bancroft homicide murder victim september 23 2015

    Homicide victim's friends worried before her death, trial hears

    by Kristy Nease

    Homicide victim Carol Culleton's boyfriend and close friends were worried for her because of her handyman's strange behaviour leading up to her death, court heard Wednesday, and testimony from one of them sparked accused triple murderer Basil Borutski to speak and participate briefly at his trial for the first time.

    Posted: Oct 18, 2017 6:34 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 11:30 AM ET
  • Basil Borutski trial Oct. 16 2017

    Homicide victim annoyed at handyman, colleagues tell murder trial

    by Kristy Nease

    In the weeks leading up to her death, homicide victim Carol Culleton was annoyed by the pace of her handyman and mentioned a series of strange incidents involving him, colleagues of hers told court at her accused killer's trial Monday.

    Posted: Oct 16, 2017 3:53 PM ET
  • Handwritten sign found on Carol Culleton cottage property Oct 13 2017

    Handwritten signs found at victim's cottage entered into evidence at murder trial

    by Kristy Nease

    A series of handwritten signs congratulating a homicide victim on her retirement were discovered by police at the cottage where she was killed, the accused killer's trial heard, and photos of those signs — taken the day before the killings — were found on a digital camera inside.

    Posted: Oct 13, 2017 7:30 PM ET
  • 1 - Letter to Carol Culleton submitted as evidence in Basil Borutski trial

    Basil Borutski trial: Read the full letter sent to victim Carol Culleton

    The full letter sent to Carol Culleton was entered as evidence Friday in the Basil Borutski triple murder trial.

    Posted: Oct 13, 2017 4:17 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017 4:17 PM ET
  • carol culleton north gower bancroft homicide murder victim september 23 2015

    Homicide victim mentioned strange incidents involving handyman, trial hears

    by Kristy Nease

    A friend of one of the three women killed in and around Wilno in 2015 told the accused triple murderer's trial Friday that he was afraid for her and told her not to go to her cottage alone after a series of strange incidents involving her handyman.

    Posted: Oct 13, 2017 2:20 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017 2:23 PM ET
  • carol culleton north gower bancroft homicide murder victim september 23 2015

    Triple murder trial hears letter to victim

    by Kristy Nease

    In a letter sent to a homicide victim prior to her killing, the writer says "the flame that once burned bright between" them "still flickers" in her, and that they were betrayed by a "false friend," the trial of accused triple murderer Basil Borutski heard Thursday.

    Posted: Oct 12, 2017 4:24 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017 5:22 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski, 58

    Basil Borutski angry with victim night before 3 women killed, former neighbour testifies

    by Kristy Nease

    Basil Borutski was "very angry" the night before three women were killed in and around Wilno, Ont., in 2015, and suspected one of the victims of fooling around with other men, a former neighbour of the accused triple murderer testified Wednesday.

    Posted: Oct 11, 2017 2:43 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017 2:59 PM ET
  • Det. Sgt. Caley O'Neill Basil Borutski confession video still Sept. 23, 2015

    Video Accused triple murderer details deaths in confession tape

    In footage released Tuesday, Basil Borutski told an OPP investigator about years of what he called unfair treatment at the hands of police, before revealing details of how he killed three women on September 22, 2015.

    Posted: Oct 10, 2017 7:58 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017 10:20 AM ET
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  • Basil Borutski, court sketch

    Accused triple murderer lashes out at police in confession

    by Kristy Nease

    Near the end of his interview with police, after recounting details about the cold-blooded killings of three women, accused triple murderer Basil Borutski suggested to his interrogator that authorities, including police, bore some of the responsibility for what had happened.

    Posted: Oct 10, 2017 1:06 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 10, 2017 7:50 PM ET
  • OPP Det. Sgt. Caley O'Neill interview police confession Basil Borutski Sept. 23, 2015

    'I killed them because they were not innocent,' man accused of killing 3 women told police

    by Kristy Nease

    An accused murderer's chilling description of the killings of three women on one day in 2015 were played in an otherwise silent courtroom in Ottawa today at his trial.

    Posted: Oct 06, 2017 1:28 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 06, 2017 5:35 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski, court sketch

    'Killing, not murder': Accused triple murderer's statement to police played at trial

    by Kristy Nease

    The day after the bodies of three women were found west of Ottawa in September 2015, the man accused of murdering them told police in an interview he was there to talk about "killing, not murder," and that he'd been wrongfully accused by women and police throughout his life.

    Posted: Oct 05, 2017 1:51 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 05, 2017 3:57 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski, court sketch

    'His kind of justice': Accused triple murderer killed women for revenge, Crown says

    by Kristy Nease

    The killings of three women in one morning was a sick kind of justice in the mind of accused triple murderer Basil Borutski, and there's a taped police confession to prove it, the Crown told the jury as Borutski's trial began Wednesday.

    Posted: Oct 04, 2017 6:47 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski, court sketch

    Jury selected for trial of accused triple murderer

    by Kristy Nease

    A jury has been selected for the trial of Basil Borutski, who is accused of murdering three women west of Ottawa in September 2015.

    Posted: Oct 03, 2017 12:19 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 03, 2017 8:13 PM ET
  • Basil Borutski, court sketch

    Jury selection continues as accused triple murderer stays silent

    by Kristy Nease

    Jury selection is expected to conclude Tuesday for the trial of Basil Borutski, who is accused of murdering three women west of Ottawa in 2015, and who is refusing to participate in the court process despite the fact that he's representing himself.

    Posted: Oct 02, 2017 5:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 02, 2017 6:14 PM ET